what kind of set up do you use for catfishing ?

Discussion in 'Fishing Reel Review' started by Guido, Nov 7, 2008.

  1. Guido

    Guido New Member

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    What's do you all use for catfishing. I want to get some new toys. So what do you all use for catfishing. I use 2 shimano 9' rods with 2 abu 7000c3
     
  2. alton

    alton New Member

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    Since I only bank fish I use a 12' Okuma Solaris Surf rod with an Abu 6500 Pro Rocket spooled with #65 Power Pro. My other rig is an Ocean Master Cape Point also 12' with an 7000 Pro Rocket spooled with #65 Power Pro. The Okuma rod has a lure rating of 2-8oz and the Cape Point is 6-12oz. Good luck.
     

  3. catman4926

    catman4926 New Member

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    My go to combo's are two 7000ics pro rockets on 7' mh tidewaters spooled with 30# big game
     
  4. mankind

    mankind New Member

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    i have 4 6500c 2 big cat rods and 2 cat max rods all with 40lb big game:smile2: oh yes got my eye on 2 jamisom rods
     
  5. catfishcrazy256

    catfishcrazy256 New Member

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    I use 7fi. 6in. m/h custom built rods with Abu 7000 pro-rockets spooled with 100# power-pro Works for me ...
     
  6. crazyKat

    crazyKat New Member

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    i use abu 6500's with 1 catmaxx 1 ugly stick custom and i use a cheap rod from gander mountain brand thats a muskie rod for bottom bouncing and i love it. i can feel every little bump and its a good rod. dnt know what type of fish it will hold. i use 40lb power pro on it and biggest i have caught on it is a 27lb flat but it was no problem for the rod. i use 40 lb mono on the other 2.
     
  7. motard1

    motard1 New Member

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    I have 1 7' ugly stik with an ambasssadeur 5600,1 7' with a 6600. I also have 1 6'6" Sturdy Stik with a Tidewater TW30,and 1 7' Sturdy Stik with a Shakespeare Arsenal TW30. I have 1 8' Ugly Stik spinning rod with an Offshore Angler reel. All casting reels are spooled with Big Game 30#,spinning reels with 65# Power Pro. I have more but these are my favorites right now.
     
  8. Douglas Foster

    Douglas Foster New Member

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    I use a combination of Abu 6500's or 7000's mounted on Ugly Stik Tiger rods, Catfish Safari Flathead rods, or Ocean Master 10' or 12' surf rods. I rely on Power Pro 50 lb. or 65 lb. braid. I've pretty much settled on Gamakatsu octopus circle hooks. That's what I use, but there are lots of good combinations. Fish on! Doug
     
  9. CJ21

    CJ21 New Member

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    I use a Abu Garica 6000, 6500C3, and a Abu Garica Cardinal106 spinning reel all spool with 20lb test line I use Bekley Big Game and Zebco Rhino MH Rods.
     
  10. katfish ken

    katfish ken New Member

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    For bank fishing:
    1- Abu 7000iCS on a Daiwa 11' Emcast Surf rod
    1 - Abu 6500c3 on King Hawk 10' Glow Stick
    For boat fishing
    2 -Abu 5000c on 6'6" and a 8'mh rod 1 - 5000b on a 6'6" medium action rod. And occasionally I use some spinning gear as well from time to time for catching bait and special purpose catting.
     
  11. payton350

    payton350 New Member

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    1-7'6'' catmaxx rod with a abu 6500 reel, 1-7' catmaxx rod with a catmaxx baitcaster, both spooled with 50 braid.
     
  12. Flamekeeper

    Flamekeeper New Member

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    Bank Fishing / If I owned a boat I would use the same outfits in lakes,maybe swap the line out for something a tad bit heavier on a couple of them.For River fishing:wink:

    Rod Type - Reel / Line Type / Hook

    2-Custom, 8'6"-2pc, B85 mega mags, 20/40#, 1-5oz. Mega Hvy, Mod-Fast action, Topped with- ABU- RNC60 HC, 30# PLine Floroclear , #7-9 Gamakatzu Octopus.

    2-Custom, 8'6"-2pc, B85 mega mags, 20/40#, 1-5oz. Mega Hvy, Mod-Fast action, Topped with Daiwa Millionaire CV-X - 300A, 30# PLine Floroclear, #4-9 Gamakatzu Octopus.

    2- 14yr Old Custom 8'2"-2pc, Topped with Daiwa Millionaire CV-Z 300A, 30# PLine Floroclear, #4-9 Gamakatzu Octopus.

    1- Custom 8'6"-cut to 6'6"-1pc, B85 mega mag, 20/40#, 1-5oz. Mega Hvy, Mod-Fast action, Topped with-Daiwa Millionaire CV-Z 300A , 30# PLine Floroclear , #7-9 Gamakatzu Octopus.


    1-Custom 8'6"-cut to 6'6"-1pc, B85 mega, 15/30#, 1-4oz. Hvy, Mod-Fast action, Topped with- ABU- 5600CS MAG, 20# PLine Floroclear, #4-9 Gamakatzu Octopus

    All the above are fished with 6-9" weighed slip floats', 1/4-3/4oz steel. 90# barrel swivels and 14-18" leaders to the hook.

    .....

    Too be added to arsenal by this spring is rods below.

    1- Custom 8'6"-2pc, Rain shadow, 15-30#. 1-5oz, X-fast, Hvy -( coming soon ) being topped with ABU 6600EXT , 30# PLine Floroclear, #4-9 Gamakatzu Octopus.

    1- Custom 7'0" 1pc, Rain shadow-Saltwater Jig/Boat Rod, 30-60#, N/A, Fast , Hvy -( coming soon )being topped with ABU 7000iCS PRO ROCKET, 40#+ PLine XXX, #8-9 Gamakatzu Octopus.

    I put my ABU M7700CL and M5600C Morrum's back into original box's along with the original little black valor dust cover bags,full oil bottles,wrench's,and all extra centrifugal brake weights they came with, when bought new on the self since they are highly sought after by collectors now.
     
  13. lendog

    lendog New Member

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    i use a 7 ft. cabelas king kat pole with a 4500 shimano baitrunner loaded with 80# power pro w/ 40# mono leader w/ 8/0 gama octopus circle hook

    also a 8ft. south bend pole with a cabelas 6500 salt striker baitrunner with 80# w/ 40# mono leader with 8/0 gama circle hook
     
  14. coolarrow2

    coolarrow2 New Member

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    Well I thought I would add mine since no one else uses them. I have
    6 South Bend Mudville specials 7' rods e-glass with Shakesphere Tidewater 10L reels , loaded with 40lb big game. For the big boys. Super combo's!
    3 Pinnacle catfish/striper specials e-glass 7' rods one with Shimano mag 50 reel, one with a Shimano 200GT, and one with a ABU6000. Spooled with 30lb big game for the lighter action fishing.
    I have tried other reels but for the day in day out fishing I do they hold up season after season and dont cost a arm and a leg to buy.
     
  15. readingcatfisher

    readingcatfisher New Member

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    I use 2 cabela King Kat 7' mh action rods 2 okuma abf65 reels spooled up with 65 pound spiderwire with 40 pound Ande mono shock leader 8/0 Gama hook
     
  16. FATFLATTIE

    FATFLATTIE New Member

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    I use 4 Nite Stick Pro Models and 2 Big Cat rods, and 4 Berkley Big Game rods.

    If I'm fishing the river I use only Tidewater 30L's and in the lake I use a few Tidewaters and Abu 6000's. 30lb main line with 50lb leader and 8/0 or 9/0 hooks.
     
  17. prostreetS10

    prostreetS10 New Member

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    I use a pair of catfish safari lake rods both with 7000c3i's spooled with 30lb berkley big game.
     
  18. CatfishAngler25

    CatfishAngler25 New Member

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    I use 3 Abu Garcia 6600 CB Reels on 3 7ft Ugly Stik Cat rods All set up with 50# Power Pro Line. These reels have baitclickers on them. i love my set up.